When rejection falls at 6:12pm on 12-12-12, the last symmetrical day of the century,
does it make a sound?

Unfortunately, the screenplay version of  my novel-in progress, Peach Seed Monkey was not chosen for the Sundance January Screenwriters Lab.

Thanks for all your well wishes and thoughts from a far
over the past four months of waiting.
I’ll hold on to them for the next phase.

I’ve not been alone in this, and that helps. Friends help.
As many of you said: it is an honor that I made it to the second round.

You know me and signs ~
No small thing that this Sundance news came in tandem with an uplifting email from my novel revision coach,
where she celebrates 12-12-12 and shares others tricks of dates in the new century.
I was SO grateful for the lovely distraction which sent me off to look deeper at the numbers associated with the rejection
More fun than moping, that’s for sure:

12/12/12 (1+2+1+2+1+2=9)

6:12PM (6+1+2=9)

So there we have it. The cool number 9 with all it’s mathematical magic.
We all remember the multiplying wonders of 9:

6 x 9 = 54,
reduce 54 to a single digit by adding them together:
5 + 4 = 9

Blows my mind…
17 x 9 = 153,
1+5+3= 9.

Another  fav: when you add 9 to any other number,
then reduce that number to a single digit, it always
comes back to itself, as if nothing was added at all.

5 + 9 = 14, 1 + 4 = 5

Math aside…I like the idea that 9 is the number of

Patience ~ Meditation ~ harmony
Inspiration and
~ The Perfection of Ideas ~

We can all use some-a that.

Notes coming soon from my coach to start novel re-visons.

Meanwhile ~ What can you share
about the number 9
to keep this distraction

moving in the right direction ?!